The hike was really fun and easy to navigate through, even with the foggy weather rolling in towards the end of our hike. My girlfriend and I chose this hike because it was close to Lincoln City and relatively a short hike for us; a great couple's hike. The views of the coast line was awesome until the fog came in with a slight drizzle of rain, so we had to head back. It was a nice little workout to the top and I would recommend this hike to anyone, just plan to check the weather before you go.
WOW. What an amazing hike. I would rate this a more moderate hike. Coming back up was a bit difficult but thats about it. So if you are a bit uncertain about going because it is rated as hard (like I was) do it anyways! The view is soooooo worth it. :)
today was my first trip to cascade head and it was wonderful. as others have said, the views are just beautiful! the trail is very well maintained and that's not surprising as it is a NC project and I didn't go in winter ;) steady but not killer climb, nice breeze, sounds of the Pacific Ocean, wildlife everywhere and plenty of forest to enjoy. I don't hike at the coast much and this was a real treat.
It was a rainy day, so that may have impacted my rating. The forest was pretty to hike through. Definitely not a hard trail. Steep at the beginning and the end. You could hear the seals which was exciting, but you never could see them even at the point. The waterfall is visible but not impressive. The meadow at the end of the trail is not well maintained.